Wareham Center, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Wareham Center, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place had a population of 3,130 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wareham Center is located at latitude 41.7668 and longitude -70.7261 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Wareham Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378247) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.


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Wareham Center, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wareham Center, MA Housing Affordability Index is 81
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wareham Center, MA Wealth Index is 64
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,130
Population in Households 3,105
Population in Familes 2,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density 2,157
Diversity Index1 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,128
Average Household Income $66,946
Per Capita Income $29,238
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 591 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 694 (33.4%)
Median Home Value $293,090
Housing Affordability Index2 81
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,381
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 807
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 0.73%
Households 0.77% 0.7%
Families 0.75% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.74%

Wareham Center, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wareham Center to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 150 39th
Population Density # 75 70th
Diversity Index # 90 64th
Median Household Income # 215 13th
Per Capita Income # 211 15th

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